We are delighted to say that Jenny was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list and awarded Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Entrepreneurship and to Women in Business. She was shocked and humbled to receive this award.
Receiving this OBE is significant to her, as it wouldn’t have been possible without the courage, hard work and determination against the odds of her late grandmother Rosemarie Juliana Simon. She arrived in the UK in the 1960s from the Caribbean. The news of this honour would have brought her so much joy. To her and all the women and men who managed to carve a path when one didn’t exist before, we are forever grateful.
Being awarded this OBE gives Jenny additional impetus to make a positive difference, she and her team want to influence policy and strategic decisions, in order to prevent groups of people from being unfairly disadvantaged.
Jenny plans to continue to help advance the careers of those who are underrepresented in the business world and assist organisations to be more inclusive places via the Leadership development that her company provides.
As well as supporting the next generation to develop entrepreneurial spirit, agility & flexibility, character, self-esteem and good mental health via her social enterprise Rocking Ur Teens.
Read about what Jenny and the team achieved in 2020.